Gallery Room 7: Advocacy, Outreach, Promotion


Needs an Introduction by Lucy

Makers Faire
This location provides information on upcoming Maker Faires around the country for 2015.  “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.” Fairs also provide an opportunity for outreach and to recruit volunteers to help with projects. This site also include short video clips. (Lucy)

Makers Faire on Facebook
Link to visit Makers Faire on Facebook.  See pictures and LIKE.  (Lucy)

Makers Faire on Youtube
“Meet the Makers – Go inside the workshops, studios, and minds of makers, tinkerers, artists, and technologists in this profile series produced by Nat Wilson-Heckathorn” Watch clips of actual “makers” showing off their products.  (Lucy)

Effective Strategies for User Engagement, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (2013)
The HKUST Library “completed a Building Extension and the Learning Commons in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Using the Learning Commons as a case study, this paper reveals a number of insights on how to effectively engage different user groups within the university, partly helping to transform the Library into a more effective user platform.”
Chan, D. L., & Wong, G. K. (2013). If you build it, they will come: An intra-institutional user engagement process in the Learning Commons. New library world, 114(1/2), 44-53.

Generating Teen Interest in Makerspaces by Colleen Graves (2014)
One middle school librarian’s account of her successful efforts to engage teens in organizing and running a makerspace.
Graves, C. g. (2014). TEEN EXPERTS GUIDE MAKERSPACE MAKEOVER. Knowledge Quest, 42(4), 8-13.

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